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Sean Hepburn

Historics march on Pretoria

HRSA Sports, GT, Saloon and Pursuit series set for Zwartkops Historic Racing South Africa is marching to Pretoria as the series prepares for its fourth round races at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday 22 May. Tight and twisty Zwartkops not only makes for close and spectacular action, but races there often attract larger than normal entry lists in classes to the Sports, GT, Saloon and Charlies Super Spar Pursuit series races. HRSA Sports & GT winner at Phakisa last time…

2021 - Round 2 - Phakisa

Porsches fight off Escort in Welkom

Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa The Historic Racing South Africa away weekend to Phakisa in the Free State delivered some exciting and giant-killing action as Peter Bailey’s Porsche came out on top in the Sports, GT and Saloon races with an angry Escort in close attendance. The Charlies Super Spar Pursuit series meanwhile bounced back from a mass break-out in race 1 to see Richard Tudor-Owen and his Mercedes-Benz take a rare double race win.    It was…

Porsche squabble

Historic Carrera RSRs set for Free State battle

Historic Racing South Africa heads to the Phakisa Freeway in the Free State mining town of Welkom on Saturday 10 April, where the big attraction will be a half-dozen Porsche 911 RSRs fighting for overall glory. Historic Racing’s other attraction, the back-to-front handicap Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit series is meanwhile set to thrill as always.   The gang of Porsche 911 RSRs includes Andre van der Merwe, Stefan Snyders’ Steton car, Richard de Roos, George Avvakoumides’ Liqui Moly version, Peter Bailey, Stefan Puschavez…

2021 - Red Star - Round 1

Hepburn & du Plessis open new HRSA season on a high

The 2021 Historic Racing South Africa season started on a high and occasionally dramatic note at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas in Mpumalanga on Saturday. A few changes to the Pre-90 Sports and GTs and Pre-80s Saloons’ rules should help shake things up, but little could stop Willie Hepburn this weekend, while a new class added a new element to the Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit series, where Wynand du Plessis Sr. emerged on top. Willie Hepburn made his intentions clear…

Willie Hepburn

Historic Racing South Africa ready to race at Red Star

The 2021 Historic Racing South Africa season gets under way with races for both the Pre-90 Sports and GTs and Pre-80 Saloon Cars, as well as the opening round of the Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit Series at the Red Star raceway near Delmas on Saturday 6 March. Class A champion Willie Hepburn is out to make amends for his Amtec Opel Rekord’s monster V8 swallowing its air cleaner nut last time out in the Sports, GT and Saloon races. He’ll have…

2020 - Round 5 - Red Star Raceway

Historic Title Chase too Close To Tell

Champion to be confirmed at prize giving after super-close season Historic Racing South Africa crowned its 2020 Universal Healthcare Saloon Car class champions at a most entertaining and intriguing season finale at the Red Star Raceway on Saturday. So close was the championship at the end of the day however, that HRSA has elected not to confirm the overall 2020 champion until Saturday’s annual prize giving!   Class C runners came to the fore in Saturday’s races as Jannie van…